Many thanks to all of those who participated in IFI’s national behaviour and attitudes survey of sea anglers in Ireland. The survey, which ran from 6th June to 6th August, is now closed. The response was unprecedented with over 1200 sea anglers completing the online form. The survey information will allow all stakeholders to gain a better understanding of angler activity and behaviours around the country. It will feed into the larger Irish Marine Recreational Angling survey (IMREC) project where it will be used to make evidence-based management decisions about how best to monitor catch rates and ultimately conserve and protect inshore fish stocks around the country.

The lucky winners of the vouchers for a fishing tackle shop of your choice are:

  • 1st Prize (€200 voucher), Martin O’Connor
  • 2nd Prize (€150 voucher), Kevin Rooney
  • 3rd Prize (€100 voucher) Finn Gavin

We will be in contact with the winners shortly.

It is really encouraging that so many sea anglers care enough about sea angling to take the time to share their experience and knowledge. We are currently working through the responses and plan to release a summary report soon which we hope will be of interest to all sea anglers. A more detailed report will follow later.